Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas Nail Art Challenge - Day 2 - Holiday song

Hi again! 

Firstly I'd like to say I've been absolutely blown away by the response I got to the day 1 post, all the interest was totally unexpected, thank you all so much for the lovely comments and encouragement, it really is appreciated.

We're on day 2 of the Christmas nail art challenge set by the lovely overpolished.com and pink & polished. This one is nail art based on a holiday song.  It was a tricky one!  There are lots of Christmas songs I love, but most of them are quite hard to translate into nail art.

My favourite Christmas song of all time is Fairytale of New York, but no way could I think of a design for that, I hope someone does though, would love to see it done!

Eventually after much deliberation I decided to go with Hark the Herald Angels Sing, because I reckon I can at least have a go at angels, and this is what I eventually came up with:
angel nail art
I used Nails Inc Emerald Street for the base, and nail art stripers to draw the angels.  I could have sworn I had a stamping plate with musical notes on, but of course I couldn't find it when I wanted to use it, so I had to draw the notes on with a Sally Hansen nail art pen which I reviewed HERE.

Here's another pic, this one under the kitchen lights:
angel nail art
And one more pic, a bit closer up:
angel nail art
It has to be said, I'm not 100% satified with these, I think if I did them again I could get them neater, but I still prefer them to my first try:
blue angel nail art
These ones actually looked pretty good in real life, but looked awful on the photos, which is why I had another go, plus they're not singing, and that's kind of the point of the song (haha). The blue polish is Barry M Cobalt and the gold glitter is Barry M Yellow Topaz, just in case you wanted to know!
 
And just in case you're not famailiar with the song:
And here's a reminder of what's to come:

 
I hope you've liked this angelic post, and it's got you feeling all Christmassy!  Please check out the links below to see what every one else has been up to.  See you on candy cane day!
 
Until next time...
 
MASPOOASE x x x
~Wendy~

24 comments:

  1. these angels are awesome, love both versions :D
    and love the pogues and fairytale of new york too :D

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    1. Thankyou! Glad we share great taste in music :)

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  2. I love both of them!!! Second one is way cute thou!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! If I could've got the trumpets right I think it would've been OK! x x x

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  3. Omg, so cute! I love it! Especially first version :)

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    1. Awww thankyou! Glad you liked them! x x x

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  4. You did two manicures!!! Ah-mazing. I loved the base of both the manicures. They are stunning.

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    1. I couldn't help myself haha! After the response to the xmas trees I couldn't put out something I wasn't happy with, I was so disappointed with the pictures from the first attempt. In future I will check my pictures before I take off my nail art! x x x

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  5. Oh my gosh! I love both of them!! Such a good job!! Great choice of song!

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  6. I really like both versions. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much! I preferred the blue ones in real life, but the greenones in photo's, so I suppose I had to share both! x x x

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  7. The second try was very cute, but I liked the first ones even better! Don't be so hard on yourself girl!

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    1. Haha I know, I can't help it! I see other peoples awesome nail art, and think mine looks a bit naff sometimes, thats what keeps me trying harder though, so it's not all bad! Thank you so much x x x

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  8. I luv the lil mouths open in song! Great Job, Wendy!

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    1. Thanks Inky! I couldn't decide if they looked like they were singing or just surprised to turn up on my nails lol x x x

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  9. All of you guys in this challenge are so creative, I almost want to join. Great job! Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award, check it out!: http://anonailmous.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html.

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    1. sorry for the link of course I read the no links AFTER shamelessly posting. -_-

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    2. Thank you for the nomination! x x x

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  10. I loved this mani so much I nominated you for a Liebster Award :) Check out my blog to find out what to do.... :)

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    1. Thank you so much for that! I went to your blog and loved it, am now following you x x x

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  11. This is a popular post! I also nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out my blog and see the 'rules'!!

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    1. Thank you! One of the best things about this challenge is that it's given me so many great new blogs to follow! Am following you now x x

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